Global Patent Index - EP 0798248 B1

EP 0798248 B1 2000-02-02 - Apparatus and method of determining a media level in a supply tray

Title (en)

Apparatus and method of determining a media level in a supply tray

Title (de)

Apparat und Verfahren zum Bestimmen eines Medienniveaus in einem Zuführbehälter

Title (fr)

Appareil et procédé pour déterminer le niveau de médias dans une cassette d'alimentation

Publication

EP 0798248 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 97302118 A

Priority

US 62477296 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: US5622364A] Apparatus and method is provided for determining a relative vertical position of a media sheet within a supply tray by sensing a picked sheet traveling through a media path, and therefrom determining time and/or distance traveled by the picked sheet. The vertical position of the media sheet within the supply tray is translated into a relative media level in the supply tray.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B65H 7/00; B65H 7/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65H 7/04 (2006.01); B65H 3/06 (2006.01); B65H 7/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65H 7/00 (2013.01); B65H 2301/423245 (2013.01); B65H 2511/152 (2013.01); B65H 2511/30 (2013.01); B65H 2511/51 (2013.01); B65H 2511/514 (2013.01); B65H 2513/50 (2013.01); B65H 2553/22 (2013.01); B65H 2553/40 (2013.01); B65H 2701/1311 (2013.01)

Combination set (CPC)

  1. B65H 2511/152 + B65H 2220/03
  2. B65H 2513/50 + B65H 2220/01
  3. B65H 2511/152 + B65H 2220/03
  4. B65H 2511/30 + B65H 2220/03
  5. B65H 2511/51 + B65H 2220/03
  6. B65H 2513/50 + B65H 2220/03
  7. B65H 2701/1311 + B65H 2220/01

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

DOCDB simple family

US 5622364 A 19970422; AR 005794 A1 19990714; AU 1621097 A 19971002; AU 711844 B2 19991021; BR 9701481 A 19981110; CA 2199110 A1 19970927; DE 69701234 D1 20000309; DE 69701234 T2 20000810; EP 0798248 A2 19971001; EP 0798248 A3 19980610; EP 0798248 B1 20000202; JP H1072142 A 19980317; KR 100431427 B1 20040827; MX 9702241 A 19970930; TW 396142 B 20000701